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Book Review: Capital by John Lanchester

Book Review: Capital by John Lanchester

By The Banker | Book Reviews

I’ve been searching in the past few years for the best book to explain the 2008 Crisis, but I have yet to find it. John Lanchester’s novel Capital presents the 2007 and 2008 pre-conditions for the crisis in London – soaring real estate values, extraordinary inequality, random good and bad fortune, injustice, and fundamental cultural [&hellip

Book Review, Review: Michael Lewis on John Lanchester's

Book Review, Review: Michael Lewis on John Lanchester’s “Capital”

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Wall Street

I learned from Michael Lewis’ article in this month’s New York Review of Books that the English have a particularly literary strength compared to us Yanks. After quoting a passage from John Lanchester’s Capital featuring the inner quotidian dialogue of a Londoner named Ahmed, Lewis observes: You can find this sort of thing on every other [&hellip